Mental Health and Aging Education Modules

The Mental Health and Aging Coalition-KIPDA Region received a grant from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities) to create online education for professionals working with older adults. The Mental Health and Aging Coalition partnered with the Trager Institute to create the modules.   The goal of the education is to promote awareness, appropriately assess, identify mental health symptoms in older adults and coordinate care. 


https://www.tragerinstitute.org/mental-health-aging-edu

Trauma-Informed Care and Older Adults

The following modules were created by the KIPDA Region Mental Health and Aging Coalition.  The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Division of Behavioral Health awarded the grant to develop the modules.

Module 1- Understanding Trauma: The module will provide an overview of understanding trauma, the impact of trauma, and an overview of adverse childhood experiences. 
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Module 2- Understanding Trauma and Older Adults: The module will provide an overview of understanding trauma and the impact on older adults.  Older adults can have different responses to trauma. The module will provide information about specific settings (such as healthcare) and the potential triggers that can create a trauma response.
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Module 3- Trauma-Informed Care: This module focuses on trauma-informed care. You will develop a better understanding of trauma-informed care and specific practices to be trauma-informed.
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Module 4- Trauma-Informed Care Part 2: The final module for the training is focused on trauma-informed care and will emphasize strategies to incorporate trauma-informed strategies with an organization.
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